World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 51.0 km (Accumulated: 3158.0 km)
Elapsed time: 05:23:49
Start 08:34am. At roadmarker 271/3 on E65 in Sulechow. 13c, overc. and l. wind. Alt. 155m, 999hPa.
Restart at 10:34am. after polish police stopped us: not allowed to run on the main road.
Finish 16:43pm. At cross of road 278 & ul. Ogrodowa in Stawa (Jesper). Sarah's finish documented later when we met again. 21c, half overc. and same. Alt. 105m., 1001hPa.
More problems !
Unfortunately we were stopped by polish police afterapprox. 8km. They wanted to take us 10km up the road to a minor rural road but we ofcourse needed to insist on beeing taken back: instead we would haveskipped part of the route and thus not have run the entire way. So.. Restart after ca. 2hours and by small contry roads instead.
There Sarah and I lostconnection w. eachother and despite having made a note-system (waterproof crayon on tarmac etc. to leave message at/of finish point) we missed eachoter at our finish in Stawa. Luckily we re-united 4 hour later just before dark.
I must say that so far Poland has in many ways been an unpleasant experienceand we try to re-route to get out as soon as possible. Perhaps to the Czeck Republic wich has a border nearer than our planned crossing into the Slovak Republic. Lets see how the next days of running in Poland goes !
- Its important to note that the people in the small villages very often are friendly and help us w. directions :-) (But I cant help to think back to the experience in world run 1 of running across Russia: so much friendliness; so much helpand enjoyable company and encouragement by local runners. Such a joy of a contry for a runner to run in - despite my expectations. Here and now, things begin to look v. problematic and we are happy if its at all possible to continue the run. I can only be gratefull for the experience in Russia during thefirst world run and be even more amazed by what they did to make me feel wellcome back then. It shouldent be taken for granted - and the daily exqeriences now ceartainly prove that.
NB: our LifePilot live-coverage is still down (network problems ?) but we work to find the problem and solve it. Untill then we use traditional documentation of the run by logbook and pictures of start, finish and on-route roadsigns.